The Challenge of Syria's WMDs
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As the international community stalls over direct action in Syria following increased violence and civil unrest in the country, James P. Farwell, the globally recognised defence consultant, presents this webinar on the challenge with Syria and its potential WMD threat.
Here's an overview of some of the issues covered in the webinar:
- Who actually controls Syria?
- The realities of Assad's support base
- Questions over the Free Syria Army
- What a new government or ruling party may look like
- How well equipped is Syria's military arsenal?
- What happens if the Assad regime collapses
- Syria's chemical and nuclear capabilities (CBRNE)
James P Farwell is an expert in strategic communication and information operations who has advised the US Special Operations Command, the US Strategic Command and the Department of Defense on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. He has written articles for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Middle East Institute, Defence IQ, and the IO Journal. He is an attorney with degrees from Tulane and the University of Cambridge, and also a political consultant who has worked nationally and internationally at the presidential level. He lives in New Orleans.
He is also the author of the recently published book, ‘The Pakistan Cauldron’
The assault on Osama bin Laden spotlighted Pakistan’s unpredictable political dynamics, in which betrayal, paranoia and conspiracy feature prominently. Understanding Pakistani politics is crucial to working with this challenging American ally. As Benazir Bhutto often stated, there is “always the story behind the story,” and James Farwell tells it clearly in The Pakistan Cauldron.